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Luxury Home with Custom Back Deck, Private Pool & Only Steps to the Beach!

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12-16)

***Families welcome*** Minimum renting age 25 years old (we do not rent to vacationing college students or chaperoned groups)

Check out this stylish contemporary beach home with a 4 bedroom and 4.5 bath main house and a 1 bedroom, 1 bath guest house with private pool, located on along Scenic Gulf Drive on the Emerald Coast. The completely tiled main house has a lounge, gourmet kitchen, dining for 14, and a third floor Teaki Tower Room for sunset views.

Three private suites each with king size beds and a fourth bedroom with 2 sets of bunk beds are located in the main house. Each bedroom, as well as the lounge, has a TV and DVD player. Wireless internet is available throughout the house. This home sleeps 16 guests.

A discounted Golf Cart rental is available! Ask for details!


Lounge with queen sleeper sofa, TV/DVD, stereo system

Gourmet Kitchen

Full-size Washer/Dryer

Half bath right off the pool

One King Suite featuring a full bath, King bed, flat screen TV/DVD, covered porch and private entrance


Two King Suite each with a full bath, King bed, flat screen TV/DVD, balcony. The Master Suite has a Jacuzzi tub.

Bunk Room - 2 sets of bunkbeds, TV/DVD


Tower Room with 2 separate balconies furnished with bistro table and chairs


The private poolside Cabana offers a bedroom with queen size bed, a flat screen TV/DVD, full bath, and walk-in closet. The Cabana House also offers a living room/kitchenette area with a queen sleeper sofa, dining table for 2, and a microwave, coffee maker, sink, mini-frig, and set of dishes.

THE BEACH is right down the street! Sterling Stay is located directly down the street from the Crystal Beach access. Walk out the door, turn right, walk past five houses and in less than one minute you will be standing on the beautiful white sands of the Emerald Coast.


Destin offers exciting water activities: snorkeling, parasailing, sunset cruises, glass bottom boat excursions, dolphin watching, and scuba diving. The Big Kahuna Water Park is another favorite family attraction. An abundance of golf courses are also conveniently located in and around Destin.


Casual and fine dining is within walking distance at Camille's Restaurant or at the Crystal Beach Inn. There are many other restaurants along Scenic Gulf Drive such as The Crab Trap, Captain Dave's or Pompano Joe's where you can enjoy fresh seafood for lunch or dinner. Many of the restaurants have outdoor decks for enjoying beach views and a Gulf breeze as you dine.


The Destin Commons shopping area is less than a mile away and has the 14 screen Rave Theatre, Hard Rock Cafe, Bass Pro Shop, Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, Build-a-Bear Workshop, and many exclusive specialty shops as well as several major department stores.

The Silver Sands Outlet Mall located within 3 miles and provides another excellent opportunity for shopping for brand name merchandise.


Parking available for 5 vehicles

Minimum rental age of 25 years of age

This is a non-smoking unit

This property is in pristine condition with all new furnishings. Guests who respect and care for this property are welcome.

CANCELLATIONS: Greater than a 90-day cancellation notice incurs loss of reservation fee. Travel insurance is offered at 6.95% of the total

Additional info:

- Small dogs considered for an additional $200/dog pet fee (30 lbs., max 2).

- The pool can be heated for an additional $35+/day.

***Families welcome*** Minimum renting age 25 years old (We DO NOT RENT TO COLLEGE STUDENTS or chaperoned groups)

LINENS AND TOWELS PROVIDED. Please bring your own beach towels.

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel between time of booking and 90 days before your arrival, the forfeiture is the 3.5% reservation fee of the rental total. From 60-90 days prior to arrival, you lose your deposit. Once you pay your balance 60 days before arrival, there are no refunds. We do, however, offer optional travel insurance AFTER you make your reservation (it's a better policy than at time of booking) for a cost of 6.95% of reservation total..

More Details

Property Manager
Janet Kiley
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Janet Kiley

Our favorite place on earth !

Why Janet Kiley chose Crystal Beach

Great location very close to the beach access!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Janet - We so enjoyed our stay at Destin this year!! Your house and backyard pool...deck area were amazing! The Sterling Stay was a perfect fit for our family!! When we return, we will book with you!!!
May 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Crystal Beach in Destin

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master Bath in Suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Upstairs King Bedroom In Suite Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Upstairs Hall Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    First Floor Bath In King Suite - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Cabana Full Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Half Bath Near Pool - Toilet , Conveniently located right inside back door for easy pool
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Bunk Bed , 2 Twin/Twin bunks
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Luxury Home with Custom Back Deck, Private Pool & Only Steps to the Beach!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 8 reviews


  • 4 of 5

The house is convenient to the Beach as well as Shopping. Enjoyed our stay

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I had a great time and really enjoyed my stay, we all did. Our / my fault. I for got to bring my blue tooth speaker so we had little to know music during our stay. You might consider providing one. But that was our mistake. I did try to connect my phone to the TV for music but never got that to work. Consider typing up concise directions for using TV, geared to seniors with out their grand kids LOL. Your location is great, close to everything. The men went over to air force base and museum, about 13 miles away, I believe its called Elgin Air Force Base. Very nice way to spend 3-5 hours. Great time at Henderson State Park beach. About 5 miles away, clean, with pavilions, well kept grounds and bath rooms. Crystal clear water, white sand beach. Have fun, we will be Back, Lorenzo. O yea, had great neighbors from Indiana, always meet great folks on vacation.
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Great property + Great location = Great family beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect venue for our 15 member family! The Crystal Beach neighborhood is very quiet, close to the beach, and also close to all the Hwy 98 stores and restaurants - walking distance to Publix, Bass Pro Shop, Walgreen's, etc., etc.

The home is very well equipped - especially kitchen! Wonderful deck can easily seat 20 plus at tables and also has plenty of chairs around the pool.

Property managers are great - friendly and very responsive.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're thrilled you enjoy Sterling Stay Beach House for your family vacation!! It sounds like you and your family enjoyed the custom back deck that was added a few years ago that really make this home a special place. Come back and see us soon! Thanks again for staying with us!
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Fantastic Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 14, including 8 adults and 6 grandchildren ranging in age from 6 months to 8. Sterling Stay provided first-class amenities and a ideal location. The home was beautifully furnished and more than adequately supplied with everything we needed, especially the kitchen which had state of the art appliances and cookware. The outdoor area was awesome. The pool was clean and the perfect temperature for all the kids, who woke up and immediately wanted to swim! A fully stocked beach and pool closet was a lifesaver, as it is loaded with tons of toys and pool gear, including a handy beach wagon and new beach chairs as well. It was great to have all the seating around the pool, with different areas and plenty of shade available. We used the kitchen and gas grill everyday, and were able to enjoy our meals outside. The arrangement of the home was perfect as my husband and I stayed in the cabana house and our 3 children and their families stayed in the nicely furnished bedrooms, which each had a full bath. The older children enjoyed the room with the bunk beds, and loved their "secret" hideaway on the third floor. The location is great to hop onto 98 and drive to stores, restaurants, etc. We liked the proximity to Destin Commons, and the one day it rained took the grandkids to the movies. It is a nice quiet street, yet only 5 houses from beach access. We took a walk each morning down Scenic 98 or on the beach. There was plenty of room to park our 4 cars, too. Camille's is a great location and a quick walk down the street for everything from smoothies in the morning to music and drinks in the afternoon. We appreciated Janet's attention to detail and quick response to our questions. We would highly recommend Sterling Stay as the perfect location for a family vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the 5-star review, Marianne! The Sterling Stay owners take special care and great pride in their home to ensure everything is just as it should be - and even better - for our guests! They'll be so happy to know you were impressed. The location is especially awesome - close the beach - and, like you mentioned, convenient to say many things Destin has to offer. We hope to see you on another trip to our area! Thanks again for staying with us!
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Fantastic Outdoor Patio

  • 5 of 5

I spent a lot of time researching to find the perfect house for our family, and what sold me on this home was the outdoor patio. We had 6 adults, 3 children, and 2 Jack Russells, so I knew that when we were at the house we would spend the majority of our time outdoors. The space had an incredible layout with 3 separate tables to gather around, and lots of railings to hang out our towels to dry. The kids (5, 7, and 9) loved the pool and it kept them entertained while the adults enjoyed playing family games, talking, and preparing food on the grill. As for the house - I brought some extra kitchen items that usually aren't available, or because there were so many of us there's never enough, but this place had EVERYTHING and I never had to unpack my own supplies. There was plenty of space for everyone and the pictures are exactly what the house looked like (i.e. no editing to make it look bigger or hide anything). The beach was just a short walk to the end of the block and they had a wagon and several carts to carry beach chairs, beach toys, umbrellas - all supplied by the owners. The location was perfect - restaurants, shopping, and a gas station/convenience store/Domino's pizza right there before you leave the subdivision. There really aren't enough words to describe how much we enjoyed our family vacation - we made some memories to last a lifetime. Thank you so much for opening your beautiful home to us!!

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay at Sterling Stay Beach House! The owners love the outdoors and to entertain so they invested a lot of time designing the outdoor space to accommodate groups of people. They also wanted to make the kitchen a place to delight the family chef! We’re delighted you found everything you needed both there and in our beach closet so your trip to the beach was also effortless. We hope you’ll return on your next trip to our beautiful area. Thanks again for staying with us!!
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Awesome vacation!

  • 5 of 5

An amazing house with plenty of room, awesome place to take grandkids. Weather was perfect, pool was the perfect size for our grankids ages 2-10 years old...they loved it. Beach was beautiful and except for Sunday ( first day ) it was not overly crowded, took the chairs down early and never had a.problem. Location was very close to anything you would need. Kitchen was very well equipped and exceeded our expectations!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review! We're glad you had a great time - both at the beach and at the pool. The owners tried to think of everything when equipping the home (especially the kitchen), and we're delighted you enjoyed all the amenities of the home. We hope to see you back on your next vacation to Destin!
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Best Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't do this amazing property justice. The house is large and decorated to impress and for comfort. It comes completely stocked with an abundance of cookware, glassware and every possible appliance.

Even though the weather was a bit temperamental, we still enjoyed the pool, deck and grill. The property is only three houses from the beach and has a direct access at the end of Shirah. After the sun & fun, you're only two blocks from every possible dining option. When you're ready to work off the food and cocktails, there's a large outdoor mall and cinema super close (even a bowling alley).

The Property Manager ensured that our stay was the best it could be. She communicated prior to arrival and "checked in" with us later that day. Her attention continued through emails and guaranteed the best family vacation we've ever had. If you want a huge house, close to the beach, near restaurants and shopping this is your place.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay, Mark! The location of our home is really awesome with being so near the beach, plus lots of other conveniences. We hope to see you back next time you are in Destin. Thanks again for staying with us!
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Nearest Point of Interest
Destin Commons
Nearest Point of Interest
Henderson State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Camille's Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Crab Trap Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Harborwalk Village
Car: recommended


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